by kackerman on Jul 23, 2013 Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Intrepid ES 4dr Sedan
I picked up an Intrepid ES as a temporary car while my new one is in for major repairs and fell in love. The exterior looks drab (an older sedan style) but it drives like nothing I've seen before. Handles all road conditions beautifully and has more than enough power. I'm actually considering some body work (snazzy stuff) and might keep it. Shame that Chrysler didn't stick with this engine - it's magic.
by jim12 on Apr 18, 2013 Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Intrepid 4dr Sedan
Bought this car new in 1995 and just after the warranty was up it was nothing but trouble.
The A/C evaporator core (defective but Chrysler wouldn't do anything) went, water pump, steering linkage, etc...
I traded it in (it had 71,000 miles) for a new 2004 Honda CRV.
The CRV was the best and most reliable vehicle I have ever owned.
by dsiemens on Dec 4, 2012 Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Intrepid 4dr Sedan
I purchased my 1996 Intrepid in fall of 1995 - it's the best car a ever owned - I've had some problems with it.
I now have 565,000 kilometers on the origingal engine - I use regular 5 30 weight oil with power up as an engine additive.
My brother bought a second hand 1996 Intrepid identical to mine and it had 185,000 km's it now has over 400,000 km's - super engine!!
ES carries over, but the base model gets several improvements to remain competitive with the new Ford Taurus. ES styling cues and 16-inch wheels come standard on the base Intrepid. New colors and seat fabrics update this full-size sedan, and all Intrepids get noise, vibration and harshness improvements.